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Astley Bank Hotel
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Darwen
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 19, 2013

i stayed at the astley bank hotel on thursday 17th may the place was wonderful rooms light and airy bed lovely and comfy shower lovely and hot staff were great and breakfast was great it was just unfortunate we only stayed one night but there were 10 of us hopefully will be back x

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

Having stayed at this hotel for the first time, it proved to be a 'revelation'.
Most of the other hotels at which we have stayed in this area have proved to be found 'wanting'.
Astley Bank is a lovely hotel, the rooms are spacious and airy, the staff are peasant and helpful, and the restaurant is excellent and really good value.
The setting is quite remarkable, standing in lovely parkland, yet only 5 minutes from the centre of Darwen.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank ROBUKWINCHESTER
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

We met friends here for Sunday dinner and were very impressed. The lovely new dining room extension has a very nice atmosphere, the staff were pleasant and efficient and the food was very good. Three courses for £21.50 isn't the cheapest Sunday lunch around but it was very good and represents good value for money. All 4 of us sent back clean plates from all courses, a good endorsement!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank krisb59
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

We spent two nights at the Hotel. Our room was lovely with a beautiful bathroom, all very clean and comfortable and looked out on the gardens, the grounds are lovely. The public areas have been vastly improved since our last stay. We were in the old part of the Hotel which has more character than the extension where we were on a previous visit however we would highly recommend this hotel and would definitely visit again.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank KACH40
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

We visited Astley Bank last night for dinner - not a specail occasion just a change for Saturday Evening. As per usual the hotel is professional and organised even with a party or 75 in the main dinning room! The menu is imaginative and tasty and a good selection I started with prawns, shrimps and king prawns huge but great. Then followed by rack of lamb perfection. A great success.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Stayed 2 weeks on business. Internet didn't work in my room. They shut the heat off for a few hours at night and it was too cold for me (this was January). The staff are wonderful, the food is amazing, especially their soups. I was on the 3rd floor and had a beautiful view from my window. There is no elevator so you have to be able to walk up and down stairs - but I do recommend the top floor. It's a bit noisy as you hear every door on your floor open and shut. Well worth a short stay

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Jayne K
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Astley Bank is located towards the south of Darwen, but could be a hundred miles away. Turning off the main road, guest enter another world, best summed up by historic, well maintained, recently enhanced facilities and a grand setting. I have stayed here many times, mainly on business, but also for pleasure. The Food is very good, the service is also good and the rooms are excellent, if you pay for an upgrade. Standard rooms are ok. The Directior/ Manager is often on hand and is committed to good service and standards.
I have no hesitation in recommending this hotel. The one thing I would advise, is to check before you book whether or not a business group are booked in for a conference, especially if you want a quiet evening meal. The hotel is fine for groups on business, but the facilities are best utilised by no more than 30-35 delegates, otherwise it is rather crowded. Would make a nice Wedding venue also, with good photo locations.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Ian C
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Additional Information about Astley Bank Hotel

Address: Astley Bank, Darwen BB3 2QB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Darwen
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Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Darwen
Price Range: $92 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Astley Bank Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 37
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